NEW TO CAREGIVING (DISTANCE) ADVICE
We understand that you can be at your mom's home part of the time, but not 24 hours a day. You and your mother would benefit from support from other family members and friends, hiring a personal care aide for limited hours, and using distance monitoring devices to keep in contact with your mother.
Based upon your responses to the initial situation assessment, here are specific resources that can help guide you through the process of setting up care and help you manage your situation.
Caregiver types – personal aide, family member, friend
Dementia – signs, stages, disease information
Mobility support – therapy and equipment
Caregiver needs and issues
Online caregiver community
Long-distance monitoring & technology
Speak to a Geriatric Care Specialist – the first 10 minutes are free
Each caregiver situation is unique. Our geriatric care specialists are highly experienced in helping guide you through the caregiving process.
Aging in Place Toolkit
Provides free and low-cost tools for your particular situation (list items and costs)
and the support of an Aging in Place or Caregiver Specialist
The toolkit includes:
Family vault to secure important legal, financial, and medical records
Videos: training and tips
Links to home care agencies
Links to caregiving services, products, and digital technology devices
Links to government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and support groups
Contact a Home Care Agency
Find a professional home aide who specializes in dementia care.
Online Community Forum
Need a kindred spirit to talk or read through your caregiving challenges? Join our caregivers-only community forum.